The AA is a famously independent architectural school. We are self-governed, self-motivated and self-funded. We have a broad commitment to bringing issues of contemporary architecture, cities and the environment to a large public audience, and we remain focused on the highest standards possible for the education of young architects. As a school we are famous not only for our students, teachers and graduates – the essential part of our legacy – but also for the many ways our courses and activities have contributed to improving the conditions of modern architectural learning, practice and knowledge.
The AA School sits outside the UK state funding of higher education;
we are supported by the fees our students contribute to the life of the association. Our flexible, self-directed curricula, combined with our institutional independence and our truly global organisation, afford us a rare degree of awareness, ambition and confidence – all necessary qualities for any school confronting the sweeping social, technological and cultural changes in our world today. By constantly challenging ourselves, we remain confident in our abilities to discover, communicate and disseminate new architectural ideas and projects in ways few other venues – offices, schools or cultural centres – could ever match.
36 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3ES, UK
AA School of Architecture